The activities initiated by the Borderline Regional Arts Association vary from year to year. They include things like:
- the organisation of workshops, with tutors who may be sourced within Borderline, or from afar. Often these are open to the public.
- the organisation of art exhibitions
- public displays of art works available for sale, at community events
- the organisation of art related activities which involve members of the community getting their hands dirty
- the support and encouragement of art education in our schools, through volunteer assistance with art teaching programs
- Borderline’s Inverell Gallery Exhibition is gathering momentum ….
So exciting to see our members work being prepared for our exhibition “On The Move” in Inverell – opening at the Galery on June 30th and continuing to August 3rd.
Here is a taster of what is to come – from Raylee Delaney – Barra Nula VII (right)
from Liz Powell – one of 3 tunnel books that she will be exhibiting (left).
and from Jayne Barrett a work in progress – eco print hanging in wool (below).
- Important Date for Members!
June 1st – mark your diaries! Entries for our Inverell Show must be to Carmel Higgins by then. Check your inbox for documentation or our private FB site. More info below…
“Borderline on the Move”
Inverell Art Gallery: Opening 30 June 2018
- Friday 1 June: All entry forms to be returned with retail prices (including applicable commission in prices. 44% for non-members, 33% for members of Inverell Gallery. Artist’s statement to be included
- Tuesday 19 June: Works from Stanthorpe to be delivered to Honeysuckle Cottages between 10 – 4.oopm. Or, work to be delivered to the Artists’ Collective Gallery in Tenterfield by Wednesday 20 June (All artwork to be hung must have 2D Hooks attached and be labeled with name of artist and title of the work.)
Note : Large works and 3D to be delivered to Inverell by artist.
- Saturday 30 June: 1.00pm Exhibition Opens. $10-15 for lunch (to be decided) A bus may be organized for transport.
- Friday 3 August: Conclusion of Exhibition – work can be taken down, signed out and collected from the Gallery between 10- 4pm
Forms to be Completed. (Copies provided)
- Inverell Art Society’s Conditions for holding Exhibitions. Cost $125 paid by Borderline
- Application to Sell Items
- Inverell Art Society Membership fees
- Exhibiting Artist Information Sheet
- Stock Sheet List
Looking forward to seeing you there!
- Date Holders – Exhibitions Where Our Members Work Can be Seen!
The art year is starting off with a number of local events where our member’s amazing work can be seen ….
The Stanthorpe Show – Feb 2 – 4th
The Tenterfield Show – Feb 9th and 10th : entries due on the 7th or 8th before 10 am
LAF Out Loud – Local Art Fest (part of the Apple And Grape Festival) – Feb 22 to April 1st : entries due Feb 13 – 17th.
Uralla Rotary Club 41st Annual Art Exhibition – 17th to 25th of March, opening night Friday the 16th : entries due Feb 23rd.
NB Members – all entry forms are available via the links or see the January Borderline minutes for more information (via your email).
- Borderline Christmas Party
Gireen National Park, December 2nd, 2017
We will meet in the carpark Saturday December 2nd, 2017 from 9 am Qld / 10 am NSW
Bring a picnic to share and your drawing, painting or other art materials … Come and Play!!!
- Bush Christmas
Many of our members are participating in Bush Christmas this year in Toowomba – From November 30th to Saturday December 9th at the Masonic Centre, 58 Neil Street, Toowoomba (beside Empire Theatre).
Come get beautiful unique handmade Chrsitmas presents and support your local artists
- Another Borderline Winner!
We just heard that Nola Sindel’s watercolour painting “Graptoveria Big Brother” won the Peoples’ Choice award at the recent Botanical Art Society of Australia exhibition in Sydney at the Botanical Gardens.
Also, Anni Washington and Nola will have entries at the Daphne Young Watercolour Prize in Armidale in October.
- Borderline took out the Inverell Art Prize….
Well, that may be a little of an over excitement but we are very pleased to announce that two talented Borderline Regional Arts members, Louise Jenkins and Judy Harris had success at the 2017 Inverell Art Prize.
Louise Jenkins; 1st with ‘Bordeaux I’ in the Pastel class
Judy Harris; 2nd with ‘Paddock Reflections’ in the Open class
- Borderline Exhibition being planned for Inverell 2018
- Get Together Print Day
- President Report 2016 from Helen Turrisi
First I would like to thank and acknowledge all the help I have received from members. Special thanks go out to Theo, Jayne, Sheryl, Louise, and Nola who have guided and helped me through the process of being involved in Borderline and attendance at our meetings with their valuable insight.
When I was voted in last year I was thrown in the deep end of opening the Borderline Exhibition Resonance on the following week after all the hard work and knowledge from the people who put the exhibition together. I hope I did it justice. It was a huge success and people are still mentioning how fantastic the standard of work was. We want it to be even better in 2017 and an exhibition that really showcases what talented artists we have at Borderline.
Sue Jurd kindly allowed Borderline members to use her work space for the Xmas get together where they all got involved with our printing press “Pricilla” (see members only area) John Donnelly and Theo Gard also were on hand to show us their skills. Sue provided the kitchen for our lunch which was helped by members bringing a plate.
In February the Artists’ Collective Studio in Tenterfield invited Borderline Members to exhibit their work. 18 members did exhibit and I would like to acknowledge the Artists’ Collective Studio. It is a wonderful supporter for our Artists and we hope to have a great ongoing relationship with them.
Borderline has established regular workshops at a token price for members to share their skills and also to gain other skills. It is proving to be a great service and members are now looking forward to the next workshops.
On a sadder note we lost one of our greats with the passing of Elspeth Cameron who was a remarkable person and generous with her time and knowledge, I know some members had long friendships with Elspeth and she is still missed.
On private note I had family health issues that have taken up large amounts of my time which I hope in the next year will become more stable.
I look forward to another great year working with Borderline members to develop ideas that will be put in motion that better our artists both creatively and financially. We all look forward to the ideas that the meetings form becoming a reality. It’s amazing what people power can achieve.
Pages containing information and/or images from past activities of the association include:
Borderline Christmas Party on 4th December was a very pleasant lunch at Jennings Hotel.
Sue Jurd will be hosting a Borderline sponsored workshop on Batik 1/12/2017. Sorry, the workshop is fully booked.
Borderline sponsored workshop: Pastry Making workshop with Helen Turrisi was held on Saturday 24 Sept 2016
Borderline sponsored workshop: ‘Art Matters’ with Nicole Sylvestre – bookings being taken now for 10 September 2016 – go to the Workshops page for further information. Drawing: from the Expected to the Unexpected uses a combination of observational drawing and intuition. The workshop will explore contemporary drawing processes, as well as develop an awareness and broader understanding of drawing. You will experiment with many techniques: with pencil, charcoal, ink, wax, masking tape & wet/dry paper. The drawings will be evocative, sustain your looking and bring out the poet in you, helping each student to find their own language.
Sheryl Wright hosted a Borderline sponsored workshop on Felting.
Jayne Barrett hosted a Borderline sponsored workshop on Papermaking on Saturday 28 May 2016.
Meeting report from our president Helen Turrisi: Thankyou to all who made the trip to our 14th Nov. meeting We covered a lot of ground . Louise took us thru the borderline website and it is a wealth of information This is part of what you pay membership fees for and it has a lot to offer please make the time to search around it and we would love members to get involved and get them selves up on the web site you can send a photo of you and your work and an artist statement via email to Louise. Theo has put his hand up to do the sectary job keeping us all updated and informed, a big thankyou Theo. Sheryl has fitted into the treasurers job like a glove and was eloquent in her reports. Jane brought her laptop and Sue took the minutes, thank you, your input was a big help, Judy had some valuable comments about placing work in local business and is following up on them. we had new members come and its great to get to know you and become supporting friends. Nicola from the Stanthorpe gallery has invited us back in 2017 for another Borderline exhibition, committee members are working on a name so that all artist can get their creative mojo happening for the big event, There was a lot more ! this is just an informal brief from me to connect with you, to thank those who attended Kind regards Helen Turrisi
The following Borderline artists participated in the Resonance artist talk at SRAG on 15 Oct 2015 – giving an insightful glimpse into the depth of integrity in each artist, as well as the diversity of talents within the group. Elspeth Cameron, Maggie Brockie, Norm Clayton, Raylee Delaney, Pam Docherty, Theo Gard, Judy Harris, Louise Jenkins, Nola Taylor, Gabriele Trabucco, Helen Turrisi For more information, including images, click on Resonance Artist Talk
Our SRAG exhibition ‘Resonance’ is now on, until 24 Oct 2015. Click here for images from the Resonance Opening night. There will be an artist talk for U3A on Thursday 15 Oct at 10:30.
There is a printing day being organised for Friday 31 July at the Tennis Club. Interested people please contact Sue or Nola, and come and learn about our new press. Beginners packs containing paper, ink, acetate sheet, tarlatan may be available for purchase.
Borderline has purchased a geared printing press with a maximum print area of 30.5cm x 63.5cm. The press will be be up and running for the Tenterfield Traveller print workshop in May, and will be available for weekly hire by members after that date. Details about hiring are available from the members page.
Artist in residency Tenterfield Traveller 2015 workshops with Christine Porter, Lindsay Hunt, and Jayne Barrett ran from May 25 to May31.
22 November 2014 Borderline’s Christmas party, generously hosted by Sue Jurd was a latex gloved hands on day experimenting with various paper embellishing techniques, including monoprinting, texturing with glue, marbling, spraying, rusting, shellac with charcoal. What a great lead into Jayne Barrett’s next bookmaking workshop (TBA soon!).
August 23/24 2014 – Read about the Blacksmithing and Welding Workshop at Fire & Stone, Tabulam.
24 Oct 2014 – Excursion to Tweed River Gallery to see Margaret Olley’s reconstructed studio. Transport is via shared car. Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members.
2 July 2014 – NERAM tour, Armidale. Transport is via shared cars – $10 for petrol. Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members.
19/20 June 2014 – Borderline is hosting a Bookmaking Workshop with Borderliner Jayne Barrett. Expression of interest forms have been emailed to members. Non-members should contact Borderline.
17 Feb 2014 – Seniors’ Week, Tenterfield, 17 March 2014, beginning 10.00am at the Golf Club. 6 Borderline members will be demonstrating throughout the day: John Donnelly, Sue Jurd, Shirley Caldwell, Nola Sindel, Pam Docherty, Chris Hangan.
17 Feb 2014 – Borderline is investigating organising a weekend at Fire and Stone Sculpture Park, Tabulum. Members can see the newsletter for more details. The weekend may include a 1 or 2 day workshop with Michael Taylor, and a blacksmithing workshop with Jim Grasby and Keith Cameron. Sue Jurd is investigating.
17 Feb 2014 – Artworks on Davadi has offered to host a Borderline exhibition from 6 May 2014 to 31 July. Borderliner Judy Pidgeon will coordinate.
Tenterfield Traveller 2014 plans are underway for the period 13 June – 22 June 2014. The sub-committee consists of Sue Jurd, Shirley Caldwell, and Gail Galloway.
21 Dec 2013 – Borderline’s 2013 Christmas party plans are underway – we’ll spend a day of fabric dyeing at Sue Jurd’s. Bring lunch to share! See the newsletter for more details.
25 July 2013 – 1 Sep 2013 Borderline’s major 2013 members only exhibition “Looking Out : Looking In”, was staged at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery. For images, click on Looking Out : Looking In
15 June 2013 – 22 June 2013 Borderline’s Tenterfield Traveller’s program was a great success, and is being considered for a future format. Many thanks to Artist in Residency Christine Porter. Click on Tenterfield Traveller for more details.
15 Dec 2012 Borderline’s Christmas Party day. Sue Jurd is keeping the agenda is a surprise, however expect some travelling between venues, and a Christmas lunch. Borderliners and their family members are welcome.
23 June 2012 Borderline’s float in Tenterfield’s 2012 Wintersong street parade was a real eye catcher. Not only was the van itself painted with artistic gusto, but it was also adorned with rolls of canvas, easels, palettes and paint brushes, how-to books, streamers, balloons, and even finished art works! Thanks to Chris and Tony Hanagan for making their van available and the effort involved with making it look “awesome”. Congratulations Borderline for winning ‘Best Float’ in the parade! Check it out at Wintersong parade 2012.
3 June 2012 – 3 July 2012 Borderline exhibition ‘Artsong‘ at the Forest to Furniture Gallery, Tenterfield,was held to coincide with Tenterfield’s Wintersong carnival.
31 Mar 2012 – 2 May 2012 Borderline exhibition ‘Shine:enihS’ at the Texas Art Gallery.
17 Dec 2011 Borderline’s ‘Paint Pot and Print’ Christmas Fun Day. A fabulous Day spent at Graeme Schreiber’s Bush Rock Gallery and Eva and Bent Rasmussens pottery and print studios, capped off by a wonderful Christmas spread at the Jennings Hotel.
26 Aug 2011 – 02 Oct 2011 ‘State of Flux’ members’ exhibition at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery. The members of Borderline have taken up the challenge of addressing the fascinating theme of flux. Although this exhibition is now closed, you can see read about it, and view images from the opening night by clicking State of Flux.
02 Sep 2011 Presentation of an etching collage created for Millrace Aged Hostel by Borderline, using prints created by the public under the guidence of Borderline. Click on Millrace for more information, and an image taken at the presentation.
08 Oct 2011 – 04 Nov 2011 ‘Shine‘ members’ exhibition at the Glen Innes Art Gallery. Allowing artistic talent to ‘Shine’.
22 Oct 2011 Borderline members were available at the Tenterfield Showground ‘Showing Off’ Family Fun Day to answer any queries about the presentation requirements for art work at the Tenterfield Show. For anyone who did not attend, please make sure that any 2D artwork being entered for the show is presented ready for hanging on a hook. It is sufficient to have a string or wire suited to the weight of the work, firmly secured across the back. Art works need not be framed, however they must be well supported (able to withstand potential breezy gusts from nearby doors), and in the case of 2D works, well secured to their hanging device. A work on paper for example need not be behind glass, however it must be secured to a supportive and hangable backing. Last year the art stewards were contending with pictures which were falling out of cheap frames, or had strings attached to canvas backs with loose drawing pins. These are unacceptable. The next Tenterfield show is 27/28/29 January 2012. The show schedule is not out yet, but it will reveal a revamp of entry categories in the art sections.
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